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Zachary Faircloth
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Degrees obtained: 2018, BA Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Duke University; 2020, MA Religious Studies, University of Florida
Email: zhf@unc.edu
Keywords of Study: race; place; culture; material; vernacular; South
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Tony Royle
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Degrees obtained: 2015 BA History, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; 2015 BA Romance Languages- Italian, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; 2017 MA American Studies, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Email: tony_royle@unc.edu
Keywords of Study: Blackness, Film and Media, Science-Fiction/Fantasy/Superheroes, Transnationalism, Youth Resistance
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Spencer George
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Degrees obtained: 2020, B.A. English Literature and Human Rights, concentration in Creative Writing, Barnard College
Email: spenceg@unc.edu
Keywords of Study: Rural Artistry, Narrative Practice, Community Theory, the American South, Storytelling and Representation
Personal Website: https://www.goodfolksonly.org
LinkedIn: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencer-george-b22701137/
Simiyha Garrison
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Degrees obtained: BA Africana Studies, Winston-Salem State University. BA, History Winston-Salem State University. Masters of Heritage Studies & Public History
Email: sgarrisgarri@unc.edu @unc.edu
Keywords of Study: Foodways, Space, & Race
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Sarah Torgeson
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Degrees obtained: 2014, BA History, Yale University; 2020, MA American Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Email: sarah.torgeson@unc.edu
Keywords of Study: Critical disaster studies, feminist care ethics, U.S. Gulf South environmental history, aging studies, oral history, hurricanes, climate change
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Susie Penman
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Please list your degrees obtained: 2007, BA Journalism, University of Mississippi; 2012 MA Southern Studies, University of Mississippi; 2018 MFA Documentary Expression, University of Mississippi
Email: susiepenman@unc.edu
Keywords of Study: New Orleans, district attorney, politics, law, incarceration
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Sara Graybeal
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Degrees obtained: 2010, BA Anthropology, Macalester College; 2020, MFA Fiction, UNC-Greensboro
Email: graysa@unc.edu
Keywords of Study: race, class, gender, environment, American South
Personal Website: https://saragraybeal.com
Miquell Shaw
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Degrees obtained: BA Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Richmond
Email: miqtshaw@unc.edu
Keywords of Study: Black Philosophical Thought, Existentialist Literature/Thought, Anti-Blackness, Coloniality
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Melody Hunter-Pillion
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Marissa Carmi
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Kimber Heinz
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Degrees obtained: MA, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and MA, History/Museum Studies, UNC Greensboro
Email: kjheinz@email.unc.edu
Keywords of Study: Carceral studies, public history, US social movements, feminism, Southern violence, antimilitarism, Critical Ethnic Studies, nonviolence
Personal Website: https://scaffoldexhibits.com/about-us
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimber-heinz-081931125/
Katelyn Campbell
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Degrees obtained: 2017, AB American Studies cum laude, Wellesley College 2020, MA American Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Email: kcampbe2@live.unc.edu
Keywords of Study: Lesbian Studies, Critical Ethnic Studies, Feminist Theory, Queer Theory, Feminist Geography, 20th Century US History, Radical Cultures, Feminist History, Rural Queer Studies
Personal Website:https://www.katelynmcampbell.com
John Bechtold
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Degrees obtained: 2001, BS Business Management, University of Maryland Global Campus; 2017, MA Liberal Studies, Duke University
Email: jtbech@live.unc.edu
Keywords of Study: Visual culture, war, media
Personal Website:http://johnbechtold.me
Joseph O'Connell
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Degrees obtained: 2009, MA Folklore, University of Oregon; 2004, BA English, Earlham College
Email: oconjo@email.unc.edu
Keywords of Study: 2009, MA Folklore, University of Oregon; 2004, BA English, Earlham College
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Irene Newman
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Degrees obtained:2010, BA American Studies and Peace, War & Defense, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; 2021, MA American Studies, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Email: inewman@email.unc.edu
Keywords of Study: Violence, white power organizing, southern studies, late 20th century
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Frankie Bauer
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Emily McDonnell (Citizen of the Navajo Nation)
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Degrees obtained: B.S. with minor in American Indian Studies (University of Arizona) M.P.A. (Arizona State University)
Email:emcdonnell@unc.edu
Keywords of Study: American Indian/Indigenous Studies (AIIS), Cultural and Political Geography, Collective Memory, Cultural Tourism, Heritage Sites, National Parks, Contemporary Indigenous Identity (U.S. and Central America)
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Elizabeth Manekin
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Clarissa Campos
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Claire Bunschoten
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Degrees obtained:2019, MA American Studies, University of North Carolina; 2014, BA American Studies/History, Bard College
Email: c.bunschoten@unc.edu
Keywords of Study: Critical food studies, material culture, popular culture, sensory studies, race, gender, empire, capitalism, long nineteenth century
Personal Website: https://clairebunschoten.com/
LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cbunschoten/
Claire Beiter
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Degrees obtained: BA American Studies, Emory University
Email: cbeiter@ad.unc.edu
Keywords of Study: Music, Ethnography, American South
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Brittany Hutchinson
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Ashlee Monton
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Arielle Smith
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Degrees obtained: 2023, MA Folklore, University of North Carolina. 2012, BA Africana Women Studies, Bennett College for Women
Email: Arielles@ad.unc.edu
Keywords of Study: African Diaspora, Folk Studies
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Ari Green
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Degrees obtained: B.A. History, California State University, Sacramento; M.A. Public History, California State University, Sacramento;
Email: aagreen@unc.edu
Keywords of Study: Urban History, Gentrification, Displacement, Black Geographies
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Amy Grossmann
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Degrees obtained: 1997, BA Music / Mathematics, SUNY Geneseo; 2005, MA Arts Management, American University
Email: agrossmann@unc.edu
Keywords of Study: public folklore, festivals
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LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amygrossmann/
Anna Hamilton
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Degrees obtained: BA Humanities, New College of Florida; MA Southern Studies, University of Mississippi
Email: anna.hamilton@unc.edu
Keywords of Study: Environmental Humanities, Climate Crisis, Hurricanes, Place-Making, Oral History, Foodways, American South
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Alexandra Sutton Lawrence
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Degrees obtained: 2017, PhD Environment, Duke University; 2009, M.S. Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M University, 2007, BS Biology, Howard University
Email: alexasl@ad.unc.edu
Keywords of Study: Afro-Indigenous, American Indian, Native American, Aframerindian, African American, Afro-Native, Black and Native Studies
Personal Website: https://about.me/lexasutton
Linkedin: https://linkedin.com/in/aesutton
Shannon Wheeler
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Degrees obtained: Masters at the University of Alabama
Email: swheels@unc.edu
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